Obama, Dems Have Big Night in Pa.

Casey fends off Smith, Kane first Democrat to win state AG's office; Statewide election results

Pennsylvania helped President Barack Obama win re-election as U.S. Sen. Bob Casey fended off a feisty challenge from Republican coal magnate Tom Smith in what turned out to be a big night for Democrats in the Keystone State.

Democrats held the lead in three state row office races as of 2:30 a.m. Wednesday with close to 98 percent of the vote in, according to unofficial results.

Kathleen Kane, a former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County, is poised to make history by becoming the first Democrat and first woman to be elected as the state's attorney general. The Republican candidate, David Freed, is a two-term district attorney in Cumberland County.

Democrat Eugene DePasquale of York leads Republican John Maher of Allegheny in the auditor general race.

Democratic incumbent Treasurer Rob McCord of Montgomery County appears close to winning a second term by defeating Republican Diana Irey Vaughan, a county commissioner from Washington County in southwestern Pennsylvania.

2012 ELECTION RESULTS (98.82 percent of districts reporting)

     Race       Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results U.S. President


2,864,619 Romney-Ryan 2,580,543

U.S. Senate

Bob Casey

2,899,659 Tom Smith 2,417,029

PA Attorney General

Kathleen Kane

David Freed 2,227,836

PA Auditor Eugene DePasquale 2,623,291
John Maher 2,454,802

PA Treasurer Robert McCord 2,762,278
Diana Irey Vaughan 2,315,845


Keith Best November 08, 2012 at 12:14 PM
The headlines should be screaming "Millions of Americans duped again". Axelrod and the Chicago gang ran one of the sleaziest campaigns ever defining Romney as something he was not. What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Sadly, we will get more of the same from a president who was in over his head from day one. The Obamabots swallowed their lies, hook, line and sinker.
Randy November 13, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Or, maybe there are lies that the Republicans have swallowed? How many people do you think voted for Romney because they think Obama does not have a real birth certificate? How many voted for Romney because they think Obama is a Muslim? Or an aethist? Or all three (technically impossible, but they don't know that)?


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